18
Oct

Someone gave me this guitar a few years ago. I thought it was just a useless “Guitar Hero” controller, but the other day I noticed it had a MIDI out on it. So I plugged it into my computer and it works AWESOME! No more wrestling with a keyboard. Here’s some Deep Purple. Maybe I should do a cover of the whole song one day.

17
Oct

The best tweet I ever did was this - “Whoah, we’re halfway there. WHOA-OH! LIVIN’ LIKE A BEAR. Sleep in a cave, and I’m covered in hair. WHOA-OH! LIVIN’ LIKE A BEAR”
And anyway it was one year ago I tweeted that. It’s all been downhill since then.

02
Oct

"Teen Wolf" (1985) references in the music & art of Toehider.

It’s no secret by now that Teen Wolf is one of my & Salty’s favourite movies of all time. When we decided upon the name of “Toehider Too!” for EP #4 of the “12 EPs in 12 months” project, we knew we had to incorporate some references and quotes into the music and art. The following is a list, to my memory, of all of them thus far.

1. “Toehider Too!” is a reference to “Teen Wolf Too!”, the horrible sequel to the film. It stars Jason Bateman as Scott Howard’s cousin (I think). Interestingly, Jason’s sister Justine plays Michael J. Fox’s sister in the TV show “Family Ties”.
Ok maybe that’s not very interesting.

2. The cover to “Toehider Too!" is an homage to the "Teen Wolf" cover

3. The first song “It Landed On My Face” is a line from the movie, where Scott transforms into the wolf for the first time and he’s angry at his Dad for never telling him

4. In the song “Lie Still” (which is in itself a song about turning into a werewolf), the lyric “these waves are mine” is again taken from the film in the scene where Scott wants to surf on top of a van.

5. In the song “I Must Say Yes”, the line “it’s not like everything else was cream cheese” is taken from the excellent advice that Coach Finstock gives Scott

6. The title of the song “Why Are Things So Heavy in the Future?" is taken from Marty’s reaction to… oh wait that’s Back to the Future. Sorry, I get them mixed up sometimes.

7. In the song “The Most Popular Girl in School”, there’s a line that says “freaks stick with their kind”, which is based on what Mick says to Scott at the school dance. I can’t find it on YouTube though, you’ll have to buy the DVD for that. Interestingly, I got the idea for this song from a song on a movie called “Teen Witch”, which is kind of an unofficial sequel to the Teen Wolf saga. I watched it with my then-girlfriend who didn’t like Teen Wolf, but loved Teen Witch and so we watched it together and yes it was good.

8. In my “Wuthering Heights" cover, I am wearing a "WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT DICKNOSE" shirt, which is the same shirt Stiles is wearing… at school! Again, I can’t find a clip of that, so you’ll just have to buy the DVD. And buy the shirt. For the Toehider pozible campaign, I had a bunch of “WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT TOEHIDER" shirts made as part of a reward.

9. In the song “The Thing With Me”, I say “Shoot it Fat Boy!” which is taken from the film where Chubby is reluctant to take a shot.

Ok I think that’s it. I can confirm at this stage that the title for the next Toehider album will be once again a quote the film. CAN YOU GUESS WHICH ONE?

30
Aug
Melbourne Progfest was amazing! Next we play Brisbane at the Crow Bar on September 11, and Sydney Progfest September 13.

Melbourne Progfest was amazing! Next we play Brisbane at the Crow Bar on September 11, and Sydney Progfest September 13.

29
Aug

Here’s an early early morning rendition of “Giants Who Walk With Man” live at Pony Music. Cool, thanks to Dave from Guitar Gods for filming :)

28
Aug
Set times for Melbourne Progfest tomorrow!

Set times for Melbourne Progfest tomorrow!

27
Aug
22
Aug

Geese Lycan? Where the hell did that come from?

- Asked by Anonymous

I’m not sure of the origin of the Geese Lycan. I’m not sure that I want to.

17
Aug

Reviews Of The New Album

Thanks to all the websites, zines, bloggers etc that have been saying great things about the new album!! :)
(links are in various languages)

Metal Obsession

theMusic

The Brag

Victim of Sound

Music Waves

LagrosseRadio

Sin23ou

Sounds2Move

Music in Belgium

Your Music Blog

All The Time I Was Listening to My Own Wall of Sound

CoreandCo

12
Aug
Our last 2 Melbourne shows have been totally sold out, be sure to get a ticket NOW so you don’t miss out!! Get it here now - https://toehider.bandcamp.com/merch/progfest-melbourne-august-30-2014

Our last 2 Melbourne shows have been totally sold out, be sure to get a ticket NOW so you don’t miss out!! Get it here now - https://toehider.bandcamp.com/merch/progfest-melbourne-august-30-2014

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